Monday, November 21, 2011
Individuals who had their phones hacked by as part of the News International scandal — from famous actors to violent crime victims' families — are set to testify against the ethics and behavior of Britain's tabloid press Monday. In its third day, the Leveson inquiry could bring about sweeping governmental reforms in the U.K., including a "register of journalists" that would be maintained by the government.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
A inquiry by the British Parliament into the hacking scandal and bribery that lead News Corporation to close the News of the World tabloid resumes today in London. Four present and former employees of News International, News Corporation's British newspaper subsidiary, are testifying over what News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James, who runs the conglomerate's European and Asian operations, knew about phone hacking and other illegal activities at News of the World. Will today's revelations conflict with the Murdochs' testimony to Parliament in July? John Burns, London bureau chief for The New York Times, is listening to the hearings.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Three of Britain's most powerful media executives are facing questions this morning over the phone hacking scandal that has already resulted in the shuttering of a newspaper and a spate of high profile arrests and resignations. News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James are testifying before Parliament, along with Rebekah Brooks, who headed their British newspaper operations before resigning last week. Brooks was arrested, questioned by police, and released without charges on Sunday.